“Time Of Our Lives” serves as a poetic bookend to Elliott’s experience at Harvard as its development spanned nearly her entire senior year, and includes reflective sentiments perfect for the post-grad sendoff.
“My friends and I had been having so many conversations about the future, trying to figure out next steps for our lives,” Elliot tells Billboard. “We were terrified of what would lie ahead. I wrote this song as encouragement and as a reminder to stay present and enjoy the moment.”
The opening notes of “Time” create an atmospheric aura cut by an invigorating, propulsive beat that is reminiscent of the burgeoning space-pop sound utilized by the likes of Kacey Musgraves and Tame Impala. Elliott commands the production with a passionate delivery and thoughtful lyrics that pull from the philosophy major’s studies.
“Studying philosophy has helped me become a better songwriter,” Elliot says. “When I wrote ‘Time of Our Lives’ I was inspired by the notion that when life gets crazy, or scary, there is power in taking a moment to look around, be grateful and embrace every moment even if the future is uncertain.”
With the backing of an elite partnership and a wealth of creativity and confidence, the next step for Elliott as an artist seems firmly certain.
Check out “Time Of Our Lives” exclusively on Billboard below.